Live & Silent Auction Rules
Upon entering the event, you will receive or confirm your bid number. Please use only the bid number assigned to you for bidding on silent and live auction items.
Silent Auction opens per the published Schedule of Events. The minimum bid for each item is written on the bid sheet by the item. To be valid, bids must comply with these minimums and be legible. To place a bid, write your bid number next to the bid amount on the bid sheet. Doing so constitutes a legal contract to purchase that silent auction item at the price you stated if your bid is the winning bid. The last (highest) valid bid entered at the moment the section closes will be the winning bid. By placing your bid number in this box, the bidding closes. The item is yours and will be available for pick up or delivery (see Delivery) once it is paid for and packaged.
The Auction Committee reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time without notice before the actual sale. In the event of a dispute, the Auction Committee shall act as final authority in determining the winning bid.
Live Auction bidding will begin according to the published Schedule of Event. When bidding, please hold up your bid number toward the auctioneer. If a group is bidding on one item, please designate one person to place your combined bid. Auction items will be awarded to one purchaser only. A bid acknowledged by the auctioneer is a legal contract to purchase the item.
All items must be paid for by the end of the evening. We gladly accept Cash, Check, MasterCard, Amex, and Visa.
Once you have paid for your winning items, you will be issued a receipt. Please present this receipt at Pick-Up to claim your winning tangible items and/or certificates for services. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to remove his/her winning item(s) by the end of the auction, unless prior arrangements are made for delivery (see Delivery).
Terms of Sale
Unless otherwise noted, all certificates for goods and services must be used within one year of the auction date.
All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds. I-Park Foundation, Inc. (I-Park) does not make any expressed or implied warranties or guarantees on auction items regarding quality or value of items or services. I-Park attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but all items are offered and sold “AS IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS.” I-Park neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog or made orally at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty for tax purposes or market value. Items have not been appraised unless otherwise noted.
Reservations for accommodations must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise noted. No refunds will be allowed on accommodations.
By the buyer’s purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against I-Park, its elected and appointed officials, members and employees, sponsors, volunteers connected with the auction, and/or the donor of the item. Neither I-Park nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damage that may result from the use of the property or services.
This catalog lists the fair market value of each item. Any amount you pay in excess of the fair market value would normally be available to you as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.
Please check with your tax advisor for specifics. We will mail you a letter for your records.
We include free delivery within a twenty mile radius for any large or fragile items purchased Saturday night. Simply ask about delivery at check-out, and a staff or volunteer art handler will make an appointment with you in the days immediately following the event.